Seventy-eight percent of college students from Connecticut participating this academic year in a reciprocal tuition reduction program coordinated by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) attend undergraduate programs at state colleges and universities. That’s the highest participation level at state colleges and universities among the six New England states, and provides Connecticut students, […]
by Joseph Matthews
Confidence in achieving financial goals is solidly on the positive side of the spectrum, according to a recent survey, with a significant majority of those surveyed reporting that they are on track, progressing in their desired direction.
A Morgan Stanley poll of high net worth investors revealed that 91 percent of investors […]
The death rate from firearms in Connecticut is fifth lowest in the nation, according to data compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state follows Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Hawaii. Connecticut’s 4.6 deaths per 100,000 residents, is slightly higher than Massachusetts’ nation-lowest 3.4 deaths. And now Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed […]
West Hartford’s Board of Education voted this month to mark Indigenous People’s Day, rather than Columbus Day, in the town’s schools beginning next year. Bridgeport schools made the change in 2015, and the New London school district replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in 2016.
There are no Connecticut municipalities that have […]
Connecticut, long seen as the quintessential Land of Steady Habits, is surprisingly ranked as the nation’s fourth most unpredictable state in an analysis that appeared recently in the Orange County (CA) Record.
The analysis brought together three recent surveys: Best State to Raise a Family, by WalletHub; Best Livability from Gallup; and “Best state” […]
by Bob Duff and Derek Slap
We were pleased to see that Connecticut joined 21 other Democratic Attorneys General in the lawsuit to halt the Trump Administration Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to repeal net neutrality provisions. In addition, we proposed Senate Bill 2, An Act Concerning Internet Service Providers and Net Neutrality Principles, which would […]
A year ago, over 800 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21. Three decades after the concept was born in France, the Make Music celebrations has spread throughout the world and is now marked in more than 120 countries. Later this spring, it arrives in Connecticut for the first time.
Students from across Connecticut won awards at the 70thConnecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF) held this past weekend at Quinnipiac University. Students were recognized for their achievement and innovation in a half dozen categories, including physical science, life science, biotechnology, and engineering. Individual and team awards were presented, for grades 9-12 and grades 7-8. There […]
There is only one state in the nation that has an “export week,” designed to encourage more in-state businesses to take the first steps toward building international business connections. “Connecticut Export Week,” now in its third year, takes place March 19-23, 2018.
The week-long focus on the business potential of exports features a dozen events […]
by Kris Foss
Nearly 40% of employers are having challenges hiring qualified employees, while at the same time one in five people in the United States have some type of disability and are facing challenges in getting hired. Some disabilities are visible, such as physical disabilities, and some are hidden; including mental health conditions, medical […]
Project inspection and oversite for the rehabilitation of the southbound Gold Star Bridge structure on I-95 in New London and Groton, due to be completed later this year, is being conducted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and FIGG Bridge Inspection. FIGG, whose logo appears prominently on the website devoted to providing the public with […]
As students at schools across Connecticut held local observances in memory of the 17 students killed one month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Connecticut Association of School Administrators released the results of a survey of its members on proposals to arm teachers and administrators as a means of combating […]
Read a good book lately? Written by a Connecticut author or featuring a local illustrator? You may want to urge that their work be submitted for a 2018 Connecticut Book Award. The annual awards returned last year after a multi-year hiatus, to solid reviews. The Connecticut Center for the Book (CCB) at Connecticut Humanities, […]
“If we want better government, we need better data.” That succinct observation by Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, summed up the push for legislation that would codify in state law an “expectation of increased access to state government public data.”
The proposal, House Bill 5172, supports the ongoing work of the […]